Morozevich, Ivanchuk and Radjabov leaving Khanty-Mansiysk Print
Thursday, 26 November 2009 09:03

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The result of the classical games of the Round 2 is as follows: there are 16 clear participants of the 1/8 finals of the Cup. Three super Grandmasters are out from the further fight. They lost in the first games of Round 2 and could not equalize in the second day. The Russian Alexander Morozevich lost to Czech Viktor Laznichka 2-0. The Ukrainian Vasily Ivanchuk could not cope with the young So Wesley of the Philippines. Teimour Radjabov lost to the experienced Russian Konstantin Sakaev.

Only the fivefold Russian Champion Peter Svidler managed to balance the situation by winning Tomy Nyback and they will meet in the tie breaks. The same goes for the last year finalist Alexey Shirov, he will also play additional games. He could not make it easy and lost to the Ukrainian Sergey Fedorchuk in the second game. We should also mention the determined victory in both games of the following pairs: Shakhriyar Mamedyarov over Vadim Milov of SUI, Chinese Wang Yue over the Russian Boris Savchenko, Dmitry Jakovenko over Indian Chanda Sandipan.

On Thursday there will be 16 tie breaks. So far the participants of the Cup did not express their disapproval of the tie break format. They consider it fairer; sudden death could only theoretically decide the fate of a match.
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